1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
National champion (Billingsley)
Western Conference co-champion
ConferenceWestern Conference
1915 record6–0–1 (3–0–1 Western)
Head coachHenry L. Williams (16th season)
CaptainBernie Bierman
Home stadiumNorthrop Field
Seasons
← 1914
1916 →
1915 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 1     6 0 1
Illinois + 3 0 2     5 0 2
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Ohio State 2 1 1     5 1 1
Purdue 2 2 0     3 3 1
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 3 0
Iowa 1 2 0     3 4 0
Indiana 1 3 0     3 3 1
Northwestern 0 5 0     2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1915 college football season. In their 16th year under head coach Henry L. Williams, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–0–1 record (3–0–1 against Western Conference opponents), tied for the conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 191 to 35.[1] The only setback was a tie with Illinois with whom the Gophers shared the conference championship. The team was retroactively selected as the national champion for 1915 by the Billingsley Report.[2]

End Bert Baston, fullback Bernie Bierman and guard Merton Dunningan were named All-Americans by the Associated Press.[3] Baston was also named an All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and Look Magazine.[3] Baston, Bierman and Dunnigan were named All-Big Ten first team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 2North Dakota*W 41–05,000
October 9Iowa State*
  • Northrop Field
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 34–66,000
October 16South Dakota*
  • Northrop Field
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 19–02,000
October 23Iowa
  • Northrop Field
  • Minneapolis, MN (rivalry)
W 51–136,000
October 30at IllinoisT 6–611,553
November 13Chicago
  • Northrop Field
  • Minneapolis, MN
W 20–720,000
November 20at WisconsinW 20–313,500
  • *Non-conference game

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1915 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 179.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180.[permanent dead link]